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Khoya Khoya Chand (2007)

Circa 1960s Lucknow-based author Zafar Ali Naqvi, who has issues with his father and his four wives, including the 4th one who lusts after him, re-locates to Bombay, starts writing for ... See full summary »

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Zafar Ali Naqvi
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Nikhat
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Prem Kumar
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Shyamol Mukherjee
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Producer Khosa
Sonya Jehan ...
Ratanbala
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Sharda
Ashish Ghosh ...
Noni Ganguly
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Michael (as Hyder Ali)
Alka Pradhan ...
Nikhat's mother
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Ravinder
Yusuf Hussain ...
Zafar's father
Dipannita Sharma ...
Sujata
Nitin Murudkar ...
Nikhat's father
Keerti Kapoor ...
Zafar's mother
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Circa 1960s Lucknow-based author Zafar Ali Naqvi, who has issues with his father and his four wives, including the 4th one who lusts after him, re-locates to Bombay, starts writing for movies, and falls in love with starlet Nikhat Sheikh. Both decide to get married but cancel the plans at the last minute after she finds out that her mother and her live-in boyfriend, Michael, have gambled all her savings. Zafar leaves, leaving Nikhat on a bumpy road to self-destruction. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Soha Ali Khan had to learn traditional Indian dance Kathak for her role in the film. See more »

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Referenced in City of Life (2009) See more »

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Thirak Thirak
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal
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9 July 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Khoya Khoya Chand did not get great reviews and I do wonder sometimes whether professional critics are always fair.

Anyway, I saw the film just now on TV and I loved it. The dark plot with several shades of interesting grey was most engrossing, keeping me glued to the screen, commercial breaks notwithstanding.

The star cast was superb and they all did justice to their roles. Shiny was brilliant as Zafar. I feel sorry for Shiny Ahuja who's film career is over due to much publicised reasons not necessary to go in to here.

Soha was a young Sharmila Tagore reinvented, she really is a carbon copy of her mother! Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapur and all the rest were very very good. The costumes and period settings were wonderful as was the cinematography. I really liked this movie.

There is no need for me to repeat the story here, suffice it to say that this is a most enjoyable movie and well worth a watch for those who have not already seen it. Khoya Khoya Chand surely deserved a better innings at the box office.


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